USED BOOK SALES
10 am - 4 pm
Main Room opens at 11 am
1 pm - 4 pm
Featured topics for
Fiction that became Films
Gardening · Golf
(from the Hilton Collection)
Quilting and Stenciling
Sheet Music · Weddings
And over 50,000 other items
4000 Middlefield Road
Northwest corner of the Cubberley Community Center
More information on the sales
Donate your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
Main Book Room Sale
In our Main Room, prices are way below what used book stores charge. Paperbacks are 50 cents and up, and
hardcovers are $1 and up. Numbered tickets for the Main Room are given out
beginning at 8 am on Saturday. These reserve your place in the line that
forms before the 11 am opening. You may pick up a ticket for yourself and
for one other person.
Children's Books in K6
Room K6 in the K wing (see
entirely filled with children's books and toys. You'll find picture books,
school age fiction, award winners, non-English titles, and books for parents and
teachers, many for under $1. This room and the Bargain Room open at 10 am
Bargain Books in K7
Next door in K7 is the Bargain Room, where paperbacks
are 50 cents, hardcovers are $1, and children's books are just 25 cents each.
The room also contains many LP records and 78s at $1 each. All items are
half off after 12:30 pm on Saturday and all day on Sunday. On Sunday, you
can also buy grocery bags in the Bargain Room for $5 and fill them with books.
Non-Profit Book Giveaway
Non-profit organizations and schools that need free books should come to the
Bargain Room this month from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, March 9.
Please bring grocery bags to put books into.
|We're always eager to hear your suggestions for ways to
improve our book sale. Please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mention them to a volunteer at the sale.
Celebrate Spring with Garden Books at Sale|
Come see all the great gardening books at this weekend's sale,
thanks to a huge donation from Palo Alto's Gamble Gardens plus our regular
donors. In the Main Room, you'll find a full display table of garden
books, seven extra shelves on the west wall, and the entire regular
Gardening section. Our Bargain Room also has even more gardening books at 50 cents
for paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers.
Main Room Admission Policy
We will continue this month allowing only 185 customers into the Main Room at a time.
On Saturday, March 8, customers will be originally admitted in the order of
their numbered tickets that are given out from 8 to 11 am. Once inside,
customers may take only 12 books off of shelves, after which they
should purchase these and exit via the east door. They may then join at
the end of any remaining line at the north door and reenter in that order.
The limitation of 12 books at a time will continue past noon if a line remains
When picking up numbered tickets, please note that you can take one for yourself
and one other person.
We regret any inconvenience that may be caused by adjusting to these changes.
We hope you will understand it is for health and safety and arises from our
severe space limitation. We wish to thank everyone
for their patience.
Preview our Shelves
Get a head start on this weekend's sale with our
pictures from many different
sections of our Main Room.
Library Bond Heading for November Vote
Palo Alto's City Council voted 7 to 2 on February 11 to ask voters
to support approximately $80 million of proposed library improvements with a bond
likely to be on the November 2008 ballot.
The project entails replacing the existing Mitchell Park Library and
Community Center with a single 51,000 square foot building at the same site,
remodeling and somewhat enlarging the Main Library, and reconfiguring and updating the Downtown Library.
designs on our website. Palo Alto's other two branch facilities will
affected by the bond measure, as the Children's Library was updated last year and
major repairs for the College Terrace branch are already being planned.
The two councilmembers in the minority also supported the library
plans, but were unhappy funding a replacement
public safety building via reduced city services and possible new revenues.
The majority felt that voters will not support the public service building and
thus other city revenues need to be used. Neither project received
2/3 support in polling last year, which is the level required for bond passage. See
recent coverage in the
Palo Alto Daily News.
The city is also undertaking an
approximately $65,000 outreach campaign to
educate the public about the library bond measure,
using videos, handouts, online materials, and meetings. See
Palo Alto Weekly
Free Talk March 12 about Online Teens
Anastasia Goodstein, author of
Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online,
will address parentsí concerns about online safety, cyberbullying and other ways
technology affects kids at a
at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 12 at Palo Alto High School's Haymarket
Theater at 50 Embarcadero Road. This program is funded by the Friends of
the Palo Alto Library and cosponsored by the library, the Palo Alto Unified School District,
the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, and the Palo Alto Drug Alcohol Community
Apply for a Palo Alto Library Card Online
Any resident of California is eligible for a Palo Alto library
card, which gives you access to great online resources and the largest book
collection in California among similar-sized cities. Start your
application today on the library's website.
Classes at the Library
Discover new ways to find useful information through library and
other resources at free presentations over the next months. All talks will
be held from 10:30 am to noon at the Main Library, 1213 Newell Road.
Reserve a spot
online. Upcoming topics are:
March 12: The Historic New York Times: Searching a Century of News
resource gives you full image and text of every page of the New York Times from
its first issue in 1861 through 2004, searchable by keyword. Find out what
happened the day you were born or trace history as it unrolled day by day.
Palo Alto access to the historic New York Times is funded by a Cable Co-op
Legacy Grant through the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.
April 9: Health Matters: Online Tools for Medical Information
May 14: Genealogy Resources @ The Library (back by popular demand)
June 11: Traveling? Learn the Secrets of Researching Your Destination